Satisfaction

I’m a tourist guide and I’ve been at it for more than two years. I have sacrificed a lot because I believe that it is worth it. It’s not a dream job because if it is a dream job, it wouldn’t be “real” right? 🙂 It’s all real to me. The possibilities of doing a…

Make mine Friday

From Rappler: Jimenez acknowledges that using social media as the primary medium for the campaign gives the DOT less control – and gives more to the people.  But that is exactly what he wants.  The campaign appeals to Filipinos to promote the Philippines themselves, to interpret the campaign’s logo and official line however they see…

Signed, sealed & must be delivered

In the next months, I will embark on an important assignment that would test my resolve to be the best version of me. The paper has been signed this afternoon, the gear has been purchased, a few more meetings in January, and we’re all set. I have prayed for this opportunity and now, it’s here. …

Amat victoria curam

I accomplished a lot this Bonifacio Day by driving around Pampanga to review a route for this weekend. I’m pretty much confident that I can find my way in the H-less province. Napagod nga ang mga paa ko. A-a-a-a-a-a-a. On a related note, I got to give credit to those drivers who I have worked…

Relentless

While most people in the country are focused on news surrounding an ex-leader, I’m writing this in good spirits because of two bottles of Antonov and upcoming tours next week and next month. I am excited and what’s so good about this is that they’re unexpected. I will be guiding a group in the Manila…

Quits

The idea of going back as friends is not welcome at all. I think it’s best to continue this life with you having no part in mine. Last night, a colleague asked if I can initiate a conversation with you to cut the tension in the group and my immediate reaction was this, “What’s the…

A trip to Tagaytay with a seasoned traveller

I just had a tour yesterday with a unique guest. His job? He gets to travel for top level clients, the type that would spend for a different kind of experience. I’d like to think that he enjoyed the tour. He was interested in indigenous communities and trekking Taal volcano. Too bad that it wasn’t…

Walked his way

Carlos Celdran, the Pied Piper of Manila. Taken from his Facebook Profile Album. I was a tourist for today and I got a very good tour from one of Manila’s best guides, Carlos Celdran. I got to know about him a few years ago through a newspaper article by Architect Augusto Villalon, one of our…